Residents get a glimpse of the 'supermoon' Sunday night

Supermoon

Supermoon

Supermoons look a bit brighter and closer to Earth than average full moons, though it can be hard to spot the differences without a telescope.

This supermoon is expected to appear about seven per cent larger and 16 per cent brighter than normal, and an optical effect called the moon illusion can make the supermoon appear even bigger just after the sun goes down.

The super moon will officially occur at 3.47 pm in the United Kingdom on December 3, and experts say it should be visible wherever you are in South Yorkshire.

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Weather permitting, the only full supermoon of 2017 can be seen in the night sky on Sunday, Dec. 3.

According to Space.com, supermoons occurs when a point in a full moon's orbit is closest to Earth. The best time to see it will be anytime after moonrise, which will occur around 5 p.m. local time in the US depending on your time zone.

Just to be clear, the supermoon is only the moon-there will be no eclipse and no colors.

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The previous sighting to the supermoon was observed back in 2016, which was the first since 1948’s sightings. The moon will be a little over 222,000 miles away from the earth at that time.

A supermoon is a full moon, but a full moon is not necessarily a supermoon. If the moon is a full moon and also if it is at perigee, it will be bigger and brighter and if full the moon is at apogee, it will be smaller and less brighter than usual. You'll want at least a light jacket as temperatures drop into the mid 40s overnight. After that, there will be supermoons on January 2 and January 31, 2018.

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